Spain

In the Public Eye: How is xenophobia present in Spain?

By LEXI BECKWITH '14

In this post I will include the information gathered from a survey I sent out to various friends, colleagues, and professors from Spain. Though the number surveyed is minimal in the grand scheme of things, I think that the responses have helped generate insight into how the public views the situation in Spain in regards to xenophobia, specifically after the financial crisis. 

Americans in Poverty Statistics

Here is an infograph I created on Piktochart highlighting poverty percentages in 2012. All of my information was taken from sources such as the United States Census Bureau and Wikipedia statistics on population sizes of both countries and states/territories in the U.S.

Regularization Programs in Spain: From Illegal to Legal in the Blink of an Eye

By LEXI BECKWITH '14

Aside from visas, be them work, travel, or otherwise, there are various modes of legal entry; however, many illegal immigrants can quickly become considered legal through government programs aimed at creating a larger labor force. In this blog post we will look at the multipl regularization programs Spain has enacted under various governments throughout the past half century. 

Types of Visas: How do I get into Spain?

By LEXI BECKWITH '14

There are multiple types of visas which allow individuals to enter Spain, which we will outline in today’s post!

Legality: Breaking Down Immigrant Status in Spain (Part I)

By LEXI BECKWITH '14

Filled with political and legal jargon, immigration law can be difficult to understand in English, nevermind in Spanish! To help all of you understand the various facets of Spanish law regarding immigrants, from types of visas and migrants to residency, citizenship, refugee entry, and regularization programs, I will break down information taken from various texts, both in Spanish and English. This post will focus more specifically on the different types of migration and migrants. 

Opposing Xenophobia in Spain: NGOs Act as Safe Haven for Immigrants

By LEXI BECKWITH '14

There are many organizations within Spain who are working to counteract xenophobia and racism, to remove such phrases from public discourse, acclimate immigrants to Spain and Spaniards to immigrants, and advocate for them.

Myrella's Story, Continued: A Latin American Employee's Experience in Spain

By LEXI BECKWITH '14

This blog will envelop Myrella’s experience in Spain as an immigrant in regards to her employment as a domestic worker and any interactions with xenophobia, as well as her opinions on the relationship between employee and employer in regards to the emotional labor theory.

The Life of a Live-in Elderly Care Worker: A Firsthand Account

By LEXI BECKWITH '14

This blog post will offer an inside look into the world of the immigrant domestic worker.

Xenophobia Coverage after the Onset of the Crisis

By LEXI BECKWITH '14

As a follow-up to my prior blog post regarding xenophobia in Spain, I would like to perform a small scale news analysis within both Spanish and Latin American newspapers, to see if there are any patterns in coverage.

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